I hope you’ve had a great week!
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Techie Stuff. Enjoy!
SQL Server Links
- Curing the Database-Application mismatch – The debate continues in this philosophical discussion from Phil Factor(Blog|Twitter). Too much for a Friday? Of course not, enjoy!
- How To: Submit An Item To Microsoft Connect – Submitting a Connect item is a sort of right of passage for a DBA. Doing so means you either found a bug, are pushing the limits of the product or doing stuff that you’re not supposed to. For all these cases and more here’s Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) with a video on how you can submit an item to Connect.
- SQL Server 2012 Extended Events Update – 2 – The SSMS UI Part 2 – Continuing his post series looking at Extended Events in SQL 2012 it’s Jonathan Kehayias (Blog|Twitter).
- Three Things You Should Never Say in a Technical Interview – “You currently do WHAT to your database?” Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter) with some advice on how not to flunk your next job interview.
- Careful Hashing – A cautionary tale this week from Michael J. Swart (Blog|Twitter).
- Stop Automatically Updating Production Servers – Imploring you this week, to heed his words of wisdom, it’s Allan Hirt (Blog|Twitter).
- Cloud Computing Patterns: Using Data Transaction Commitment Models for Design – With his head now firmly in the Cloud it’s Buck Woody (Blog|Twitter) sharing more design discussions.
- SQL AZURE LOST ITS LEASE! EVERYTHING MUST GO! – Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) sharing why SQL Azure just got a little bit more attractive.
- SQL SERVER – Be Different – Be Leader – An Interactive Journey – This post from Pinal Dave (Blog|Twitter) really caught my attention because not only is it a great thought piece but it’s something a little different for the man to share with us.
- An Introduction to SQL Server Clusters – An excellent explanation of this SQL Server technology feature, as well as some pretty pictures for all the slow folks, courtesy of Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter).
- Professionals have standards – Actually some of us have no standards whatsoever, a discussions for another time perhaps, right now it’s Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter) with some very important advice concerning your documentation (or rather that stuff you were planning to get around to writing eventually).
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Misc Technology Posts
- On Business Madness – I really enjoyed reading this and imagine you might too. It was brought to my attention courtesy of some chap called Phil Factor.
- Patents: Apple wins over Motorola in ‘slide-to-unlock’ ruling
- Oracle claims 70X speed-up with MySQL Cluster 7.2
Have a great weekend!